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2a0f7bd2c54fbc44329d69555b96f1c5?d=identicon&s=25 kevin.jackson (Guest)
on 2005-11-12 12:49
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Hi all,

I finally got what I wanted to happen, here's the source for everyones
reference should anyone else need to do something similar...

<h1>Listing all positions</h1>
<%= javascript_include_tag :defaults %>
<table cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0">
    <th align="left">Job Title</th>
    <th align="left">Salary</th>
    <th align="left">Location</th>
    <th align="left">Action</th>

  <%= render(:partial => 'position', :collection => @positions) %>


<%= link_to 'Previous page', { :page => @position_pages.current.previous
} if @position_pages.current.previous %>
<%= link_to 'Next page', { :page => } if %>

<br />

<%= link_to 'New position', :action => 'new' %>

#_position.rhtml (partial)
    <td align="left" valign="top">
      <span id='<%= %>'>
    <%= link_to position.job_title, :action => 'show', :id => position
    <td align="left" valign="top"><%= position.salary %></td>
    <td align="left" valign="top"><%= position.location %></td>
    <td align="left" rowspan="5" colspan="3"><%= position.description
    <tr><td><%= link_to 'Edit', :action => 'edit', :id => position
    <tr><td><%= link_to 'Destroy', { :action => 'destroy', :id =>
position }, :confirm => 'Are you sure?' %></td></tr>
    <tr><td><%= link_to_remote('close',
                :update => 'info',
                 :url => { :action => :close, :id => position },
                :confirm => 'Are you sure you wish to close this
                :complete => "$('#{}').style.textDecoration =
                ) %></td></tr>
    <tr><td><%= link_to 'apply', { :action => 'apply', :id => position
}, :confirm => 'Are you sure you wish to apply for this position?'
    <td id="info">Currently <strong><%= position.applicants %></strong>
applicants for this position.</td>

#_close.rhtml partial
<em>The position [ <%= @position.job_title %> ] is now closed.</em>

#close method of positions_controller
 def close
    @position = Position.find(params[:id])
      render :partial => 'close'

This should give you an updated info div *and* a change of text-style
for the id specified in the :complete param.  If you wanted to highlight
(Yellow fade) instead of line-through, simply replace
:complete => "$('#{}').style.textDecoration = 'line-through'"
:complete => visual_effect(:highlight,

Hope this helps other people stuck with ajax and rails...

Thanks to Thomas Fuchs for pointing me in teh right direction (and

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